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Around The Forest: Tobin Heath wins Pro Female Athlete Of The Year at Oregon Sports Awards

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Christian Pulisic disses Bayern, FIFA is looking into some rule changes and more!

Portland:

Thorns FC midfielder Tobin Heath receives Female Professional Athlete of the Year Award at Oregon Sports Awards | Portland Timbers
Portland Thorns FC midfielder Tobin Heath was awarded the 2016-17 Harry Glickman Award for Female Professional Athlete of the Year as part of the Oregon Sports Awards presented by Nike, it was announced Sunday evening at the Oregon Sports Awards show held in Beaverton, Ore.

MLS Salaries

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On my way home from a game of pickup soccer I was talking to a friend about what it takes to be a professional. We discussed the ultra tracked life of European soccer players, elite soccer academies, and reserve teams. However we also discussed the options for American soccer players, especially those who elected to go through college before making a move to the MLS.

Documentaries

espnW to debut documentary about US Women’s World Cup players this Friday

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Before kicking off the Women's World Cup in Canada this summer, espnW will debut five new documentaries highlighting gifted female athletes from three different sports including three members of the U.S. Women's National team, a U.S. Olympic athlete and professional surfer.

Directed by the Mundo sisters, the first three documentaries focusing on the women attending the World Cup will premiere on espnW.

espnW to debut documentary about US Women’s World Cup players this Friday

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Before kicking off the Women's World Cup in Canada this summer, espnW will debut five new documentaries highlighting gifted female athletes from three different sports including three members of the U.S. Women's National team, a U.S. Olympic athlete and professional surfer.

Directed by the Mundo sisters, the first three documentaries focusing on the women attending the World Cup will premiere on espnW.

The Rest

Philadelphia Union Academy’s Ennis Stewart’s golazo has to be seen

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The kids are all right.

The Philadelphia Union's future lies within its academy. The club has repeated that mantra since 2010, and we're now seeing that paying dividends - after all, it takes time to develop a 15 year old kid into a professional athlete capable of playing against guys who have played at the highest level for both club and country.

Revs have “fun” during goal-fest against Sporting KC

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Six goals! Six goals! Six goals!

Every professional athlete will tell you that winning, regardless of the circumstances, feels good. They'll also admit that a full-on goal-fest is just a little bit more satisfying.

On Wednesday, the New England Revolution put up six goals against Sporting KC during a Desert Diamond Cup game.

The Life of a Non-Millionaire Professional Athlete

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Clint Irwin (Photo: @ClintIrwin Twitter)
Everyone wants to be a pro, or at least most people do. We don't necessarily talk about it that way, but the desire to have a job and hopefully a career that doesn't need to be supported by other jobs seems a pretty basic one.